Xagrid is a medicine used to reduce the number of platelets (components that help the blood to clot) in patients with essential thrombocythaemia (a disease in which there are too many platelets in the blood). ‘Essential’ means that the disease has no obvious cause.
Xagrid is used when patients do not respond to or do not tolerate their current treatment, and when they are ‘at risk’ because of their age (over 60 years), very high platelet counts or previous clotting problems.
Xagrid contains the active substance anagrelide.
Xagrid : EPAR - Medicine overview (PDF/74.48 KB)
First published: 20/11/2009
Last updated: 02/08/2018
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Shire Pharmaceuticals Ireland Limited
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Block 2 & 3 Miesian Plaza
28/02/2022 Xagrid - EMEA/H/C/000480 - II/0091
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Xagrid is indicated for the reduction of elevated platelet counts in at-risk essential-thrombocythaemia (ET) patients who are intolerant to their current therapy or whose elevated platelet counts are not reduced to an acceptable level by their current therapy.
An at-risk patient
An at-risk ET is defined by one or more of the following features:
- >60 years of age or;
- a platelet count >1000 x 109/l or;
- a history of thrombohaemorrhagic events.